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Editors in Chief

Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD

Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, and ViiV and funds for research support from Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Merck, and ViiV. Dr. Kuritzkes disclosed in previous editions that he had received consulting fees from Bionor, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celera, InnaVirVax, Janssen, Oncolys, Teva, Tobira, and ViroStatics and fees for non-CME/CE services from Merck and ViiV.

Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD

Professor of Medicine
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Director, AIDS Clinical Trials Unit
Associate Director, Clinical and Translational Research Center
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from Gilead Sciences, Janssen, Merck, TRIO Health, and ViiV and funds for research support from Gilead Sciences, Janssen, and ViiV. Dr. Eron disclosed in previous editions that he had received consulting fees from AbbVie, Avexa, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Chimerix, EMD Serono, Inhibitex, Kainos, Koronis, Myriad, Pfizer, Roche Molecular Systems, Tobira, Tibotec/Janssen, and Virco; had received funds for research support from AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, Panacos, TaiMed, and Tobira; had served on speaker bureaus for Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Roche, Tibotec, and Virco; and had served on data and safety monitoring boards for TaiMed and Vertex.

Authors

Richard E. Chaisson, MD

Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and International Health
Johns Hopkins University
Director, Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research and Center for Tuberculosis Research
Baltimore, Maryland

Richard E. Chaisson, MD, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from Merck and funds for research support from Gilead Foundation and that his spouse owns stock in or is a shareholder with Merck. Dr. Chaisson disclosed in previous editions that he had received consulting fees from Vertex.

Staff

Jenny Schulz, PhD

Editorial Director, Virology & Other Therapeutic Areas

Jenny Schulz, PhD, has nothing to disclose with regard to commercial interests.

Edward King, MA

Executive Vice President

Edward King, MA, has nothing to disclose with regard to commercial interests.

Heather Stieglitz, PhD

Editorial Contributor

Heather Stieglitz, PhD, has nothing to disclose with regard to commercial interests.

Jennifer M. Blanchette, PhD

Managing Editor

Jennifer M. Blanchette, PhD, has nothing to disclose with regard to commercial interests.

Rachael M. Andrie, PhD

Associate Managing Editor

Rachael M. Andrie, PhD, has nothing to disclose with regard to commercial interests.

Ashley Bohn, PhD, MS, RVT

Clinical Editor

Ashley Bohn, PhD, MS, RVT, has disclosed that she has received fees for non-CME activities from Lilly and Merck.

Additional Disclosure Information

The following staff have previously contributed to the content of this module and disclosed the following potential conflicts of interest:

Kathleen E. Squires, MD, disclosed that she had served on advisory boards for scientific purposes for Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Janssen, Merck, and ViiV; had served on advisory boards for marketing purposes for Gilead Sciences and Janssen; had served on advisory boards for Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline, Koronis, Pfizer, Schering-Plough, Tobira, and Tibotec; had received funds for research support from BioCryst, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Koronis, Merck, Schering-Plough, Tibotec, and Vertex; and had received consulting fees from GlaxoSmithKline and Merck at the time she contributed to this module.

Steven McGuire; John R. McGuire, PhD; Taryn O’Loughlin Gross, PhD; and Celine Gounder, MD, ScM, had nothing to disclose with regard to commercial interests.

Kimberly Y. Smith, MD, MPH, disclosed that she had served on advisory boards and as a consultant for Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Tibotec, and ViiV and had participated in speaker bureaus for GlaxoSmithKline and Merck at the time she contributed to this module.

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Release Date: March 2, 2020
Expiration Date: March 1, 2021

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This program is intended for physicians and other healthcare professionals involved in the medical management of patients with or at risk of viral hepatitis.

Goal:

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Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

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